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estrildid


estrildid [es-tril-did]Ornithology Word Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to the family Estrildidae, comprising the grass finches, waxbills, mannikins, and other small finches.

noun

  1. a bird of the family Estrildidae.

Also es·tril·dine [es-tril-dahyn, -din] /ˈɛs trɪlˌdaɪn, -dɪn/. Origin of estrildid New Latin Estrildidae, equivalent to Estrild(a) the type genus (from the Linnaean specific name Astrild Swedish: the god of love, literary coinage based on Old Norse ástareldr literally, love-fire; the bird was apparently so named from its red bill) + -idae -id2

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